From: Steuben Republican; June
21, 1916; P. 1 Col. 3:
Was born in
Elizabethport, New Jersey, June 10, 1831, the son of James and Sophia
Jenkins, and died at his home in Angola, Ind., June 12, 1916, aged 85
years and 2 days. He was of a family of fourteen children, of whom but
two survive, Enos Jenkins, of Patterson, New Jersey, and Alice Jenkins
Hart, of Maybrook, New York. The deceased moved to Steuben county in
1846, and lived the remainder of his life a citizen of the county. He
was married in 1853, at Scott Center, to Sarah Dwelley, and there was
born to them nine children, six girls and three boys, of whom are
living three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Henry Crooks, of Angola; Mrs.
Emma Walder, of Lake county, Mich., Mrs. Della Johnson, of Angola, and
Archie Jenkins and Obe Jenkins, of Angola. The mother of these children
died August 16, 1886, aged 53 years. He was again married, Dec. 14,
1886, to Florence Alsina Parker, whose maiden name was Goodwin, of
Scott township, who was a faithful wife and companion for nearly thirty
years, and still survives.
enlisted in the war for the preservation of the union in 1861 as a
member of Co. A, 29th Ind. Vols. He was wounded in the right shoulder
at the battle of Shiloh in April, 1862, and was discharged because of
this in August, 1862. He again enlisted in March, 1864 and served six
months in the 156th Ind., with Co. A. The wound received at Shiloh
remained an open and severe sore until his death, and he suffered
untold agony from it all through these years. He was a member of B.J.
Crosswail Post, G.A.R., for thirty-three years, and was prompt and
faithful in his duties.
The deceased was
grandfather of 36 grandchildren, of whom thirty survive, and
great-grandfather of 28 children, of whom 23 survive. Another
great-grandson was born one day to the hour after his death.
The funeral service
was held on Wednesday afternoon, June 14, at the U.B. church, Rev.
Snyder, pastor, officiating, and the G.A.R. and W.P.C. attended the
body. Burial at Jones chapel.
Submitted by Joan Shurtliff, email@example.com.